Natchez Trace

photo of a boy scout.

The Natchez Trace District serves Williamson County in the Western Service Area. In 2009, the Natchez Trace district provided Scouting to over 3,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers as well 250 Explorers.

Some of the highlighted programs for the district include annual camporees, cub and family camping, a pinewood derby race, day camp and service projects. For a complete list of upcoming events click on the calendar.

District Chairman:
Paul Kleine-Kracht

District Commissioner:
Craig Burford

District Camping Chairman:
Jeff Green

Order of the Arrow Advisor
Bobby Brown

District Executive
Bobby Powell

15 Commissioner Staff Meeting
22 Roundtable
OA Chapter Meeting
24 District Banquet
5 Ditrict Committee Meeting
19 Commissioner Staff Meeting
26 Roundtable
OA Chapter Meeting
5 District Committee Meeting
14 CPR Training
19 Commissioner Staff Meeting
26 Roundtable
OA Chapter Meeting
28 BALOO training
27-29 Wilderness First Aid Training

Leadership Training in Natchez Trace
The Trace believes in trained leaders! The last weekend in October was a training extravaganza. The offerings included OLS, OWLS, BALOO and Den Chief training.

Thirty eight Boy Scout Leaders from various districts participated in OLS training. The staff, led by Brian Hughes, was unbelievable, with over 200 years of Scouting experience. The participants learned how to tie knots, use an axe, perform first aid, identify various plants and animals, and many other Scouting skills - everything needed to take a young man from joining a troop all the way through first class.

There were sixteen Cub leaders taking part in the BALOO training, led by John Kimball. A BALOO- trained person is required when a Pack goes camping. These leaders learned how to bake bread in a cardboard box, cook hobo meals, first aid, and program planning. Their packs will definitely benefit from this training and getting the boys outdoors!

Five young men went through the Den Chief training. A Den Chief is a Boy Scout that goes back to help a den in a Cub Scout Pack. Den Chiefs are a great help in the Pack. It is a proven fact that boys learn better from other boys than they do from adults.

District Leadership Banquet
Our District Leadership Banquet is coming up on January 24, 2015. This is to show our appreciation for all the great adult volunteers in the Trace. Please make sure you send in all of your adult recognition awards to John Kimball at Please send any other awards, such as the Summertime Pack award, to Bobby Powell @ Look forward to seeing you all there!

Training Calendar
March 14, 2015 CPR Training
March 28, 2015 BALOO training
March 27-29, 2015 Wilderness First Aid Training
Programs Calendar
April 10 - 12, 2015 Spring Camporee
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